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Western Sahara: Human Rights

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 134104, tabled on 6 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to stop breaches of international humanitarian law in Western Sahara.

Answered on

15 January 2021

The UK fully supports the UN's efforts to secure a lasting and mutually acceptable political solution to the conflict that provides for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara. We are closely monitoring the situation in Western Sahara and call on the parties to return to the ceasefire agreement and UN-led political process.